CO2 Emissions Reduction
Idaho Power is committed to reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) our energy-generating sources emit.
Since 2009, we’ve met various goals to help accomplish this. From 2010 to 2017, we reduced the CO2 our energy sources emit by an average of 25 percent compared to 2005. This is measured in pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour (MWh) generated, and is called emissions intensity.
Our current goal is to ensure the average CO2 emissions intensity of our energy sources from 2010 to 2020 is 15 to 20 percent lower than 2005 levels.
These voluntary goals are initiated by our shareholders.
The chart below tracks Idaho Power’s progress since 2005 toward meeting our goals.
The chart above includes emissions and generation from Idaho Power-owned generation resources only. If Idaho Power has sold any Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the renewable generation creating those RECs is not included in this CO2 emissions intensity calculation.